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Rajeev Gautam, President & CEO of Honeywell UOP, Jaipal Reddy Indian Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, with Jim Bujold, President, Honeywell India and Mark Turowicz, Country Head, Honeywell at the inauguration of the Honeywell Technology Centre in Gurgaon, February 14 2012
 
 
Gurgaon, India is new tech hub for Honeywell

Delhi Feb. 14, 2012 –Aerospace,petrochemicals and automotive technology leader,Honeywell ( has opened a new technology centre in Gurgaon near Delhi —its fourth in India.

The centre will concentrate on refining, petrochemical, low-global-warming and nylon technologies and applications. The facility features pilot plants for developing and demonstrating refining and petrochemical process technology by UOP, part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) strategic business group. The centre will also perform other product and application development for PMT, including fluorine and nylon technologies. Honeywell has invested $34 million in the 8,830-square-meter (95,000-square-foot) centre.

“This new facility will allow Honeywell to put its vast resources to work in collaboration with some of the brightest engineering minds in India,” said Rajeev Gautam, president and CEO of Honeywell´s UOP, who opened the center at a ceremony attended by Jaipal Reddy, India’s Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas. “It brings the development of key technologies closer to our customers in the region and complements our other technology centers around the world.”

“Honeywell is an industry leader when it comes to investing in research and development,” said Mark Turowicz, managing director of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies India. “This centre adds to India’s growing strength as a global knowledge hub, allowing some of the best engineering minds to produce breakthrough technologies to be used in India and beyond.”

The center will initially employ 40 researchers, with the total expected to grow to 170 in the next five years. Honeywell has five manufacturing locations, 10 key offices and sales presence in more than 50 cities. Honeywell’s employee base in India has grown from 1,000 employees in 2002 to more than 12,500 today